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    by Nancy Watta

Holiday's, Loss And The Towel
Date Posted: November 18, 2012

This morning as I began to listen to a couple of chapters in the bible on audio, thoughts of my nephew arrived. I did not try to stuff them down, or think about something else. Instead I remembered the times I held him when I would visit, the endless assistance he needed, because he was a special needs child. It is appropriate to recall such memories of those we love. My nephew Christopher went home to be with Jesus in 2004, but in our hearts he is still part of our family and one we loved and still love.

The deep pain is gone, but there is still a sense of loss that seems to arrive this time of year. Mainly, because my nephew went home to be with Jesus 2 weeks before Thanksgiving and a few months earlier we lost my dear brother in law who we all loved. I remember vividly my Thanksgiving morning in 2004 sitting on my sofa, with a cup of coffee in my hand, crying and yelling at God, " I hate you, and shouting a few choice words into the air." A few minutes later, something flooded my inner most being that I will never forget. It was a peace I did not understand then or do I do now. All I know, something broke inside of me and from this place of hurting, on this day the healing began to take place. In the afternoon I went to friends for Thanksgiving dinner even though I wanted to stay home.

As I write this I am thinking of my friends who may be walking through grief this season. At this moment joy may be a struggle and you may even be saying, "Lets just pass by this holiday season. I am going to ignore it, because we are to be happy and bubbling with Joy." To those who are in the middle of this feeling this season, I pray for you. For those of us who are not in this season of life, it is great that it is a joyous time, but don't forget to acknowledge and extend compassion to those who are hurting this season. Lately, my inbox, phone calls and conversations are with people who are struggling with really tough stuff. I find it a privilege and honor that people trust me with their pain. It is in this place that we are the hands of Jesus, with a towel of compassion in our hand.

And one day you will begin to laugh again and a smile will break out on your lips again. In fact I remember the day I heard my self laughing very loud. I recall people around me staring at me. But I didn't care, because on that day God reminded me, yes there is still joy for you.

Luke 6:21, Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

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Biography Information:

Nancy is the, founder/leader of the Relationships of the Heart Learning Community, and Truth and Relationships.

Global focus, through social media, video, podcast, blogs and online courses. She also is a Global English Tutor.

In the U.S. and Around the World, Nancy encouarges the church to become a Learning Community that is focused on Discipleship, and living life God's way.

*Words from Nancy, No barrier is too high for us to bridge the gap in local, and global relationships.

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